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This textbook introduces the basic skills for working in the word processing, painting, drawing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database environments available in AppleWorks 6.0. The authors (University of Oregon) provide step-by-step instructions accompanied by screenshots for performing specific tasks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205361298
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/27/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
About the Authors xv
Chapter 1 The Word Processing Environment: Getting Started 1
Opening Appleworks 2
Macintosh Users 2
Macintosh Users--OSX 2
Windows Users 3
And Then You See ... 4
Creating a New Word Processing Document 5
Working With Text 7
Entering Text 7
Modifying Text 8
Saving Your Work 11
Formatting Text 16
Setting Document Margins 17
Setting Paragraph Margins 17
Modifying Line Spacing and Alignment from the Ruler 20
Modifying Line Spacing and Alignment 22
Changing the Appearance of Characters in the Text 26
Type and Readability 28
Using Tabs 29
Saving and Printing 31
Summary and Tips 32
You Are Smarter Than Your Computer 32
Control Those Files 32
Backup and Backup Again 33
Keystroke and Mouse Shortcuts 33
Button Bar Summary 33
Customizing the Button Bar 34
Beyond the Typewriter--Word Processing Rules 34
Chapter 2 Power Word Processing 36
Extending the Word Processor 36
Using Tab Leaders 36
Using Footers 39
Using Headers and Footers 40
Creating and Using Columns 41
Customizing Documents That Use Columns 43
Using Sections 49
Tools Used in Multiple Environments 51
Find and Change 51
Checking Spelling 52
Page Number, Date, and Time 52
Saving Templates 53
Documents in Other Formats 55
Other Useful Features 56
Customizing Your Screen 56
Controlling Your Screen View 57
Styles and Stylesheets 59
Creating Styles: An Example 60
Working with Styles 67
Why Is Based On Used? 68
Success With Styles 70
Digging Deeper 70
Using Styles in Other Documents 74
Increasing Readability 76
Summary and Tips 78
Beyond the Typewriter--Word Processing Rules 80
Chapter 3 Using the Paint Environment 81
Paint Versus Draw 82
Getting Started 83
Customizing the Paint Screen 84
Ah! So Many Tools 86
Filling Shapes 87
Modifying Lines 90
Tools That Draw Shapes 92
Tools for Drawing Lines 94
Other Painting Tools 96
Take Time 97
Tools for Editing 97
Using Selected Images 100
Cut, Copy, Paste, and More 100
Transforming Selections 100
Flipping, Rotating, and Sizing 103
Some "Tricks" Worth Knowing 104
Using Text 105
Control and Constrain 106
Summary and Tips 107
Chapter 4 Using the Draw Environment 110
Getting Started 111
Using Tools in Draw 113
Working with Draw Objects 115
Flipping, Rotating, and Scaling 115
Modifying a Draw Object 116
Is Sizing a Problem? 117
Working with Layers 117
Aligning Objects 119
Grouping Objects 120
Paint Versus Draw--Again! 121
Creating a Title Using Paint, Draw, and the Word Processing Environments 123
Inline and Floating Graphics 125
Inline Graphics 125
Floating Graphics 126
Graphics? Where? 129
Summary and Tips 129
Chapter 5 Tables, Outlines, and Presentations 131
Using Tables 132
So, First There Are Frames 132
Creating Tables 133
Editing Tables 134
Exploring Tables 139
The Value of Symbols 139
Creating Outlines 139
Using the Presentation Environment 144
Starting a Presentation 145
Making Slides for Your Presentation 147
Slide Shows 153
Summary and Tips 159
Chapter 6 Getting Started Using Spreadsheets 160
Getting Started 161
Creating a Spreadsheet 162
Editing the Contents of Cells 164
Formatting in Spreadsheets 165
Using Formulas in Spreadsheets 169
Valuable Spreadsheet Features 172
Summary and Tips 174
Chapter 7 Spreadsheet Charts and More 176
Some Tips and Techniques 176
Customizing Your Screen 176
Searching and Sorting 176
Making Charts (Graphs) 177
Creating a Chart 177
Selecting the Chart Type 178
Step 1 The Spreadsheet Layout 179
Step 2 Select the Data 180
Step 3 Add a Title 181
The Charts Options Dialog Box 181
Adjusting Axes 181
Working with Series 182
Controlling Labels 184
General Characteristics 185
A Chart Problem: Nonadjacent Data 186
More Tips 188
Summary and Tips 188
Chapter 8 Getting Started in the Database Environment 190
Understanding Databases 191
Creating a Database 192
Designing a Database 192
Creating Field Names 193
Examining Your Database 196
Editing Your Database 198
Editing Records 198
Editing Fields 199
Sorting 202
Searching 204
Searching Using Find 204
Using Formulas in Searches 209
Summary and Tips 215
Chapter 9 Using Databases to Represent Information 217
Representing Different Data Types 217
Number, Text, Date, and Time Data 219
Names--A Special Data Type 220
Simplifying Data Entry with Data Types 221
Other Special Data Types 223
Exploring Layouts for a Report 223
Understanding Reports and Layouts 224
Creating a New Report Layout 228
Enhancing Your Report Layouts 233
Creating Mailing Labels 236
Using Mail Merge 239
Summary and Tips 241
Appendix 1 Keyboard Shortcuts 243
Appendix 2 More Keyboard Shortcuts 245
Appendix 3 Sample Document Formatting 246
Index 248
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